Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets – Feb 27, 2017

Bet on the Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets

The Indiana Pacers will travel south to Houston, Texas Monday night to take on the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. The game will tip off at 9:30 PM ET on TNT.

These two just played each other 1 month ago with the Pacers winning the game, in Indiana, by the score of 120-101. Indiana has won the past 6 out of 10 games against the Rockets both SU and ATS. In this series, the home team has found great success lately going 6-1 ATS in the past 7 games against each other.

Paul George Needs To Get Back On Track For Pacers To Win

The Pacers are 1 game over .500 with a 30-29 SU record and 26-32-1 ATS. They have lost 7 of their last 8 games SU and lost 5 out of 8 ATS. Indiana’s last 4 games have all played UNDER the posted total. The Pacers have went 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Western Conference teams.

Paul George was obviously bothered by the trade talks at the deadline. Since the break, he has gone 6 for 20 from the field in 2 games, shooting 29.7 from the floor. In Saturday’s game, George was ejected from the game in the 2nd quarter. The Pacers need to get George’s head back on track if they plan on holding on to the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

Houston’s 3 Point Shooting Is Tough To Defend

Houston is 42-18 SU and 34-26 ATS on the year. They have won 6 of their last 7 games SU but only 4 of the past 7 ATS. The Rockets are a 3 point making machine that ranks 2nd in the NBA with points scored per game. They average 115.2 points per game and don’t play much defense as they allow teams to score over 108 points per game.

The Rockets bolstered their bench prior to the trade deadline by adding Lou Williams. Williams is averaging 22 points per game in two games with the Rockets and is shooting 9 for 18 from beyond the 3 point line. This team is tough to defend because if you guard one player, they will dmp it off to someone else to shoot the 3. If you want to beat the Rockets, you MUST defend the 3 point plays.

Points By The Handful Tonight In Houston!

The Rockets and Pacers are going to score some points in this game. The Rockets have increased their shooting by adding Williams coming off the bench and the Pacers have struggled with stopping teams from scoring lately allowing over 106 points per game. With everything taken into consideration, the best play in this game is to play the OVER. Both teams will put up points because neither defense really stops their opposition.

  • Final Pick: This play is a 2 Unit Play on Pacers vs. Rockets Over The Posted Total